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Can constipation cause appendicitis?

Can constipation cause appendicitis?

No: While a constipated person may develop appendicitis, the constipation did not cause it. However, I have seen prolonged stool retention/constipation cause significant abdominal pain and fever and mimic some signs of appendicitis. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix which is a finger-shaped pouch that projects off of the colon. It causes right lower quadrant pain that radiates and becomes worse over time. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea or vomiting, and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is treated with IV fluids + antibiotics and appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) either as an ...Read more


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Can constipation end up causing an appendicitis? If not treated, what can constipation cause?

Can constipation end up causing an appendicitis? If not treated, what can constipation cause?

Hemorrhoids,: diverticulosis/diverticulitis,abdominal pain,bloating,gas,diarrhea.No reason to live with constipation.Avoid repeated reliance on laxatives as this makes the condition worse.First step is to increace daily fiber.C ur Doc if not better. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could appendicitis cause constipation?

Please tell me, could appendicitis cause constipation?

Unlikely: Appendicitis won't cause constipation, and rarely diarrhea either. Now, after appendectomy one may have some constipation due to effects of surgery and pain meds. Usual symptoms are rlq pain and tenderness, fever, loss of appetite, malaise, and nausea. Usually progresses to rupture in 24-72 hours. Good luck. ...Read more

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Does chronic appendicitis always cause loose stools or constipation ?

Does chronic appendicitis always cause loose stools or constipation ?

No: Appendicitis may create problems with bowel movements, but "chronic" is not a good term for appendicitis. It is usually acute and you should be seen by an experienced surgeon. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes appendicitis, flatulence, ulcers, diabetes, and constipation?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes appendicitis, flatulence, ulcers, diabetes, and constipation?

That's a lot...: ...To answer in 400 characters or less (which is the limit we can input for your answer). For starters, do you have all these conditions and are trying to determine if they are related, or are you just curious about a bunch of different disorders? Happy to help, but you may find your answers in the many excellent healthtap responses already posted for each disease entity above. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause appendicities ?

It is not possible: Appendicitis is a condition in which your appendix becomes inflamed and fills with pus. It has nothing to do with constipation. See your PCP for evaluation and more information. ...Read more

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Can constipation cause appendicities ?

Appendicitis: Is caused by debris caught in the appendiceal pouch , leading to inflammation and infection. Stool can be some such debris ...Read more

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Can being severely constipated really cause appendictis?

Can being severely constipated really cause appendictis?

Not necessarily: Appendicitis occurs when the appendix becomes blocked, often by stool, a foreign body, or cancer. Blockage may also occur from infection. Stool whether constipated or not can plug up the appendix , calcifiy into appendicolith and produce appendicitis. ...Read more

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Can constipation be symptoms of appendicitis?

Can constipation be symptoms of appendicitis?

Not the usual: Pain, low grade fever, white cell WBC increase, worsening and localizing pain, right leg pain or limitation due to inflammation on psoas muscle etc are more common. With perforation abscess, obstruction can occur -not really constipation in my thinking. ...Read more

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Is it possible for constipation to lead to appendicitis?

Not related: Appendicitis is generally from an obstruction in the appendix that causes an overgrowth of bacteria leading to infection. Constipation can have many causes but in most patients it is poor diet and lack of activity. Increasing vegetables and fruits and fiber supplementation can make a major difference in bowel habits. Hydration is also key. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Constipation (Definition)

Constipation is difficulty passing ...Read more